It’s Friday so I’m linking up with Fairytales and Fitness for the Friday Five linkup! Join in! Don’t forget to link back to your hostess and visit some other bloggers.
My topic for today is: Five Reasons Why I Signed Up to Run the NYC Marathon
It’s my first marathon and if you wondering, here’s why:
1. I had a guaranteed entry.
So many runners have to enter the lottery and I didn’t. The Brooklyn Half 2018 was a miserable experience – weather-wise but my finish time (2:11:23) was good enough.
I have three NYC running friends who are running it. So I won’t be alone.
There are also several local running friends and fellow bloggers who have entered the lottery too. I hope they get in!!!!
3. I am a New Yorker.
I mean. I plan to only run ONE marathon ever (I mean it!). Why not run the biggest one in my home state?
4. Perfect time of year to train.
NYC Marathon is November 3. That means to me, that I don’t have to train in the cold, ice or snow. I hate running in the cold weather.
If I am lucky, my longest runs will be in the fall when hot temps of summer are over and the foliage is at peak colors.
5. Getting out of my comfort zone.
It’s one of the things that I said that I needed to do. After 38 half marathons, it’s probably time.
As Deena Kastor said: “…My fastest days are behind me and my best days are ahead”
Happy Running! Any other crazy runners running NYC Marathon or have entered the lottery?